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In <[log in to unmask]> Molly Olsen
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>Another good example would be "Picnic at Hanging Rock," based on a
true story
>of some Australian schoolgirls who disappear forever on a school field
trip.
 
Just as a side note, Picnic at Hanging Rock isn't actually based on a
true story despite all the efforts of the distributors, publicists and
filmmakers to imply otherwise.  (They generally avoided stating so
outright.)  Its source was a novel that was written in a journalistic
style complete with dates, source of references, etc.  The author of
the novel was coy about her information but nobody else has ever found
any corroborating evidence such as contemporary newspaper accounts or
so forth.
 
In any event, i wouldn't consider Picnic an "unreliable narrator" film
because all the events can be assumed to have happened, only their
causes are unknown.
 
Best, Lang Thompson
 
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